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Who's That Girl?Is rapper Nicki Minaj really a gun-toting, bisexual, British madam—or just a theater enthusiast from Queens?
Hova Goes MoMAWhy Jay-Z loves shouting out Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and Damien Hirst.
You Really Should Be Watching Parks and RecreationHow the NBC sitcom found its voice. Plus: its mustachioed secret weapon.
SpongeBob BaggyPantsThe strange, persistent demand for T-shirts featuring "urbanized" cartoon characters.
Getting to Maybe What are the differences that have Western and Iranian nuclear negotiators staying up all night?
The Redline of March Overheard on email: Slate’s copy desk rounds up the month’s style and grammar rulings.